How to Choose Right Home Health Agency

Published 10/18 2011 03:38PM

Updated 10/18 2011 03:43PM

How to Choose Right Home Health Agency

Often times, physicians order home health care as a continuation of treatment.  One of your rights as a patient is to select the homecare agency you want to provide your services.  

There are many different types of home care and many agencies who offer home care services. Look closely at each agency and the services they offer, discuss your options with your doctor or other health care provider, and choose the agency that best meets your needs.

Your choices may be limited based on your insurance coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans and other health insurance plans may require that you get home health services from a specific agency they contract with.

Download our "How to Choose a Home Health Agency" checklist.

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